Sunday, July 29, 2007

Sunday School

I had a surprisingly refreshing time 2nd hour with a class led by Tim Harr on 2 Corinthians, chapter 4. The small group of adults were talking about numerous verses with excitement and sincerity - mainly about how hard times draw us near to God and that we should see affliction as coming from His hand and that He brings good things from it. Anyway, I loved being with friends who are older than me in that setting - hearing what they had to say and listening to their desire to grow in their faith. I was sitting with Joanne Greer sharing her Bible and seeing it all marked up with underlining and her notes on the pages - that was just such a wonderful thing to see. It felt like a time of real fellowship. I was refreshed and inspired.
After my 3 hour nap this afternoon (!), I sat up on the couch and had a great time reading my Bible for about an hour. It had been a long time since I had done that. I read a little from Genesis, Isaiah, Proverbs, Psalms, Ecclesiastes and Matthew and took notes on what I read. My hope is to make that a daily priority.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I said to my husband...

"Be romantic for this picture."
But that amused him for some reason.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Pretty Bridesmaids

We waited and waited for this wonderful event that took place last Saturday evening in a beautiful setting overlooking the Nanticoke River. Our pastor's beloved daughter Linnea became Ben Taylor's wife. Our big church family (including special guest Thomas Prettyman all the way from Chattanooga) partied and danced and ate cupcakes until the groom politely told us to go home at the early hour of 11:30 p.m.
Summer can end now. The girls can return to Covenant.
Sienna and Kyrie have flicker pictures.
Pictured (left to right) are Sienna, Kyrie, Linnea, and Rachel (groom's sister).

Thursday, July 12, 2007


This is my handsome nephew Vincent Howard and his beautiful wife Kiko who have been married for almost a year. Kiko lets us in on their life together by blogging often and putting lots of pics on Flicker that make us ooohhh and aaaahhh.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A Chariot without wheels...

In the early morning Damien reads to me from the Valley of Vision prayer book. We see eye to eye on these prayers. They are basically saying we are weak but He is strong and all things unfold from His mercy and wisdom. God is highly exalted and man is put in his proper place -the posture of bowing down might convey that place. Anyway, I have lagged behind in zeal, fervor and energy for God for so long that I honestly wonder if I know Him at all. I trust that He knows me and has anchored me to Himself so when Damien read this line of a certain prayer it almost made me laugh: "My soul is often a chariot without wheels, clogged and hindered in sin's miry clay..." yep, that's me and I guess I feel comforted that others have felt this way and have written about it and like I said it is He that holds us and will not let go. That is soooooooooo wonderful...but I do need to get the wheels churning somehow.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Ida and I went to the community Summer Drama Club presentation of Guys and Dolls. It was at the high school. Ida LOVES plays and I hung in there with a real smile for 3 hours. So amazing to see neighbor kids acting, special ed kids on stage, kids with little talent, kids with a lot of it--all together having a ball. Levi was in a suit and a great little gangster, Posie (star quality) as a loose woman, boys filling up the stage belting out songs (all in their own unique key!) A particular high school girl (Chalice's close friend from ballet) stole the show with her beauty and talent.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

3 fun kids and me

I had the best time this evening. My growing children and friends were unavailable to go with me to the nearby festival where a band would be playing Beatle songs at 7pm. There were kidddie rides, cotton candy, etc. so I got this great idea of inviting Posie (9), Levi (7) and Naomi (7) to go with me! We had a ball. The band was great, watching my 3 little friends on 2 rides was more than thrilling-seeing their happy, happy faces on the roller coaster and ferris wheel...watching part of an outside movie was cool too. I was laughing at Cat in the Hat- a movie I hadn't seen. I thought parts of it were really funny. Kids are the VERY BEST company-ain't no doubt about it.